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Shipping Your POV (Personally Owned Vehicle) to Germany
Auto inspection information can be found here.
The following information is from HERE
What a lot of people don't know, and then have trouble getting at the last minute, is that if the car is financed, the bank you pay your car loan to has to give you permission to take the financed vehicle out of the country. You need to call the bank holding the car loan and have them send you a letter giving you permission to take your vehicle out of The U.S. It is also best to ask the bank to make the letter valid for the duration of your loan if you are going to be stationed outside of the U.S. for longer than your loan period. Otherwise, you have to get permission from your bank again when the original permission expires if you are staying outside of The U.S.
One thing that I really wish I had known, that is written about above, that ended up costing me a ton of money, is to ship my car from the U.S. early. Had I done so, I could have rented a car to use in the U.S. for the weeks before leaving rather than shipping my POV only days before leaving and having to rent a car in Germany while waiting for my POV to arrive. Renting a car in Germany was very expensive. I rented from Hertz, which was a good deal at the time considering, but it was still upwards of 700 Euro per month. At the time of my rental this was over $1,000 per month to rent a car in Germany after converting Euro to U.S. Dollars. I could have saved upwards of 75% by shipping my car to Germany early and renting in the U.S. while waiting to leave. Don't make the same mistake. Get your car out of the U.S. and on its way to Germany as soon as you can.
What they left out in the information above is where to get your warning triangle and first aid kit. And, they also did not mention that there is a specific first aid kit that you will need to get, as well as criteria for the warning triangle.
The KMCC as well as 24 Hour Shoppette usually has the first aid kit and triangle in stock.
Back to the first aid kit and triangle. If you buy the first aid kit and triangle at the KMCC (Kaiserslautern Military Community Center), also known as the BX/PX, or the 24 Hour Shoppette, you won't have a problem with making sure you have the right stuff.
I have also been told that you need an emergency vest for each passenger in case you have to stop on the side of the road. The vests are bright orange. When I had my vehicle inspected the inspector did not look for, nor ask me about any vests. They did, however, look for my emergency first aid kit and warning triangle.
For information on picking up your POV or tracking your POV, look here.
Pretty much everything you need to know about shipping your POV can be found in the PDF attached to this post, below.
Please purchase your required first aid kit, warning triangle, and safety vest from EverythingKMC, HERE. This kit is required to pass vehicle inspection.
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Last edited by JOFTAA; October 28th, 2011 at 06:47 PM.
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